Sammy retained as captain for T20 World Cup

West Indies selectors have retained T20 Captain Darren Sammy for the upcoming International Cricket Council World T20 Tournament, according to reports in the Trinidad and Tobago media.

The reports come amid speculation that selectors may have replaced Sammy with ODI captain Jason Holder for the premier tournament scheduled for India in March.

The Guardian newspaper reported on Monday that selectors opted for experience going into the T20 World Cup but the report contained no official confirmation from the West Indies Cricket Board (WICB).

Sammy, an all-rounder from St. Lucia, has presided over West Indies rise to number one in the ICC rankings.

He led the team that won the title in 2012 in Sri Lanka and reached the semi-finals in 2014 in Bangladesh.

Sammy quit from Test cricket last year and continued to make himself available to play ODIs for the West Indies but was not included on the regional side for the ODIs against Sri Lanka last November.

West Indies begin their World T20 campaign against England in Mumbai on March 16.